Two new cyber threats have been detected by information security firms in early March; one of them appears to be part of a hacktivist campaign while the other involves fake Little Caesars pizza coupons.
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The other cyber threat reported in March is propagating by means of Facebook updates, and it has appropriated the logo and branding of American pizza delivery chain Little Caesars, which will celebrate six decades of operation later this year. This particular attack is made to look like a special coupon from Little Caesars that purportedly grants Facebook users an opportunity to claim three large pizzas as part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations. This particular cyber threat appears to be incomplete since users who clicked on the fake coupon failed to be redirected to a website where malware would be injected; nonetheless, Little Caesars executives are urging people to avoid clicking on such Facebook posts.
While the specific malware fingerprint of the Little Caesars cyber threat has not been determined, antivirus software providers have already updated their definition databases to detect Beyond the Grave malware. All of the malicious code samples related to Beyond the Grave match known malware, and they have replicating features that make them true computer virus threat. What this means for computer users in the High Desert targeted with a Beyond the Grave attack is that they could end up infecting others in their home or office wireless network; moreover, they could also unwittingly contribute to malware propagation through their email contact lists.